The 2013 class is nearly complete. Greg Gilmore's commitment two weeks ago brought the class to 24 members, and with Avery Johnson receiving confirmation of his qualification, he brings that total to 25. Here's the rundown of the current members of LSU's 2013 class:
Greg Gilmore – No. 8 DT
Christian Lacouture – No. 14 DT
Logan Stokes – JUCO TE
Quantavius Leslie – JUCO WR
Avery Johnson – Prep WR
John Diarse – No. 15 S
Hayden Rettig – No. 22 QB
Anthony Jennings – No. 31 QB
Ethan Pocic – No. 4 OT
Rashard Robinson – No. 31 CB
Desean Smith – No. 9 TE
Tre'Davious White – No. 20 CB
Rickey Jefferson – No. 22 WR
Tevin Lawson – No. 51 DT
Chuck Baker – No. 49 WR
Jeremy Cutrer – No. 19 S
Jeryl Brazil – No. 19 CB
Melvin Jones – No. 8 MLB
Kennard Swanson – No. 5 FB
Frank Herron – No. 16 DE
Lewis Neal – No. 31 MLB
Andy Dodd – No. 34 OG
Michael Patterson – No. 43 DE
K.J. Malone – No. 41 OG
Josh Boutte – No. 1 OG
But there are still some big names available. Here are five more candidates that could wind up in LSU's 2013 class:
Courtney Gardner – JUCO WR: Gardner has already announced his intentions of enrolling at LSU (you can read the update here) but the LSU staff has yet to take him as an official member of the class. He still has some classes to take at Sierra College, but if all goes according to play, he'll be in Baton Rouge by the summer.
Kendell Beckwith – No. 7 DE: There's little news to report on the Beckwith front, as it still remains a LSU versus Alabama battle. Something to point out though is that Beckwith did not make it to Tuscaloosa for a game this season. But don't look too much into it as his team's surprising run in the playoffs prevented that from happening. He still plans to take official visits to both schools after the season and will announce at the Under Armour game.
Ricky Seals-Jones – No. 1 WR: Seals-Jones gave a bit of insight into his recruitment when he received his Army All-American jersey this week. It's still a two-horse race between LSU and Texas A&M, and he's not hinting at which one holds the edge. He plans to make an unofficial visit to College Station this weekend for the Aggies' game against Missouri, and will take official visits to both schools after the season. He will announce his decision Jan. 5 at the Army game.
Maquedius Bain – No. 27 DT: Bain had originally planned to take an official visit to LSU during the season, but had to postpone that because of his team's playoff run. He has already taken one official to Marshall at the beginning of November, and plans to take another to Oklahoma by the end of the month. LSU is still on his calendar and he anticipates coming to Baton Rouge in December. Miami and USC are also on his list.
Priest Willis – No. 3 CB: After a long waiting game, Willis has finally picked a date for his official visit to LSU. Willis originally planned to visit during the season, but decided to postpone it because he wanted to spend more time with the coaches. He will come to Baton Rouge on Dec. 14. He recently narrowed down his choices to a top-seven including Nebraska, Florida State, Arizona State, Virginia, UCLA, LSU and Notre Dame.
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